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Bradford gives ILB a Shot

Bradford gives ILB a Shot

By: Bill Scott-Wisconsin Radio Network fourth round draft pick Carl Bradford doesn’t think his roster spot is in jeopardy, but he also knows the more you can do the better. Bradford has done little to stand out in training camp as an outside linebacker, so Monday, Bradford worked on the inside in the Packers half-line […]

No word from Andersen on Wisconsin QB for LSU

No word from Andersen on Wisconsin QB for LSU

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen is staying quiet when it comes to his starting quarterback for the No. 14 Badgers’ season opener against LSU. While Andersen is refusing to announce a starter for the position, running back Melvin Gordon says dual-threat Tanner McEvoy will behind center for the game against the 13th-ranked […]

Packers move on in trenches, get Guion back at DT

Packers move on in trenches, get Guion back at DT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – After losing two starters in the trenches to injuries, the Green Bay Packers are moving on with the preseason winding down. They got a bit of good news Monday when defensive tackle Letroy Guion returned from a hamstring injury that had sidelined him all of camp. Guion hopes he can […]

Resilient Brewers stay atop NL Central

Resilient Brewers stay atop NL Central

MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Milwaukee Brewers keep finding ways to stay atop the National League Central. Milwaukee has been alone or tied for first since April 5, but it’s been a high-wire act atop the division, especially since July 1. The latest brush with second place came Sunday, but the Brewers got another strong outing […]

Local News

Ashley Furniture official: No plans for layoffs

Ashley Furniture official: No plans for layoffs

ARCADIA, Wis. (AP) – An Ashley Furniture official tells the state’s business lobby the Wisconsin-based company has no plans for any layoffs and instead plans to add jobs. That’s despite a published report saying Ashley Furniture sought $6 million in state tax credits on condition the company be allowed to retain only half of its […]

19-year-old killed in Monroe County farm accident

19-year-old killed in Monroe County farm accident

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says a 19-year-old man was killed in a farm related accident last Friday. The Sheriff’s Office says it was notified at 7:48 p.m. on Friday of an unresponsive male subject on Cty Hwy V in the town of Wellington. When emergency personnel arrived on scene they discovered a male victim deceased. […]

UW-Platteville ready for fall classes after tornado

UW-Platteville ready for fall classes after tornado

August 25, 2014 There’s a lot of progress in the recovery effort after two tornadoes hit the UW-Platteville campus on the night of June 16th, causing at least $10 million worth of damage. “The campus, I’m pleased to say, is ready for the students. We’re not done. It’s an important distinction. The goal is to […]

Conservative group pulls candidate’s support

Conservative group pulls candidate’s support

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A Baraboo attorney running for the state Assembly says a conservative group pulled its support because of another endorsement from a gay rights group. In July, the Wisconsin Family Action’s Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Republican Ashton Kirsch in the 81st Assembly District race. The group’s director issued a […]

Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

Vandals kill pheasants at Richland Center school

RICHLAND CENTER, Wis. (AP) – Richland High School says vandals killed 39 young pheasants that were part of a student project and freed dozens of others. Maintenance workers also found a portable toilet had been tipped over at the athletic field and a piece of irrigation equipment was damaged. WISC-TV reports the high school’s agriculture […]

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Obituaries

Arnold Haakenson

Arnold Jerold Haakenson, age 87 of Viroqua passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral services will be held at 11am on Thursday, August 28th at the Viroqua United Methodist Church. Friends may call on Wednesday from 5 to 8pm at the Thorson Funeral Home, and after 10am on Thursday at the church.

James M. Oium

James M. Oium, age 64 of Cashton passed away on Sunday, August 24th Funeral Services with military rites  will be held on Thursday, August 28th at 11am at Bethany Sandhill Lutheran church or rural LaFarge. Friends may call on Wednesday, August 27th from 4 to 7pm at the Vosseteig Funeral Home in Westby, and at […]

Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson

  Gayheart “Gay” Julius Gilbertson, age 101 passed away on Sunday August 24th Funeral services will held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 27th at the Thorson Funeral Home in Viroqua. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 26th  from 5-7 p.m.    

Harriet Ostrem

Harriet Ostrem, age 91 of Viroqua passed away on Friday, August 22nd Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday August 27 at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Viroqua. Friends may call from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26 at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home. Friends may also call at the church from 10 […]

Vernon Kukes

Vernon Kukes, age 65 of Ferryville passed away on Thursday, August 21st A memorial service will be held at 4pm on Wednesday, August 27th at the Vosseteig-Larson Funeral Home in DeSoto. Visitation will be held from 2pm until the service time at Wednesday at the funeral home.

State

Woman sentenced in alleged murder-for-hire plot

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) – A Merrill woman accused of trying to hire someone to kill her boyfriend has been sentenced to more than three years in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Jessica Strom of Merrill also was ordered to serve four years on extended supervision once she gets out of prison. WAOW-TV reports Strom broke down in court […]

Eau Claire man charged with killing wife

Eau Claire man charged with killing wife

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – An Eau Claire man is accused of killing his wife after she threatened to leave him. A charge of first-degree intentional homicide was filed Tuesday against 60-year-old Thomas Biesterveld. He’s accused of fatally shooting his wife, Lois Biesterveld, late Thursday night. Police allege Biesterveld was involved in a physical confrontation […]

Harley Davidson introduces 2015 models

Harley Davidson introduces 2015 models

By: Bob Hague-Wisconsin Radio Network Milwaukee-based Harley Davidson has unveiled its model lineup for 2015 – and the selections includes a trike. “The broad 2015 Harley-Davidson model lineup demonstrates our commitment to delivering amazing products to our customers through world-class, customer-led product design,” said Harley Davidson president and chief operating officer Matt Levatich. “We are […]

Shooting victim IDs deputy as gunman in 911 call

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Police say a wounded Wisconsin woman called 911 before she died and identified the man who shot her as her brother-in-law, a former sheriff’s deputy. A Fitchburg police affidavit says Kacee Tollefsbol called 911 around 1 p.m. Friday and said Andy Steele had shot her in the back. When police arrived […]

Year in prison for hiding a corpse

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) – One of three men accused of burying a homicide victim in Rusk County has been sentenced to a year in prison. A judge also sentenced 50-year-old Timothy Zamsky, of Holcombe, to three years of extended supervision. Zamsky and three others were charged with hiding the body of Frederick “Brian” Harvey. […]

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Agriculture

Wisconsin increases Zone D bear quota

By: Bob Meyer Citing an increase in human-bear conflicts, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is increasing the quota in Zone D in Northwest Wisconsin.  Zone D covers all of Douglas, Bayfield, Burnett, and Washburn Counties and parts Polk, Barron, Rusk and Sawyer Counties. DNR Northern Wildlife Supervisor Mike Zeckmeister says they would like to […]

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

72-stall robotic rotary breaks ground in Wisconsin

In late August, GEA Farm Technologies broke ground on the installation of DairyProQ, a milking system allowing farms to install individual, fully automatic robotic milking stall modules on a rotary parlor. The installation of the 72-stall DairyProQ rotary parlor is occurring at Mlsna East Town Dairy, Cashton, Wis. click image to zoom While DairyProQ prototypes […]

Take time to take precautions

By: Bob Meyer Marshfield Clinic says they found an estimated 12 cases of melanoma, the most serious type of skin cancer, among 607 people screened at Wisconsin Farm Technology Days last week. National Farm Medicine Center director Dr. Matthew Keifer says, “Of all the cancers farmers are at risk for, skin cancer is the No. […]

Secretary Newson: Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe Example of How Employees with Disabilities Can Help Employers Succeed

MONROE, Wis., Aug. 13 — The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development issued the following news release: Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Reggie Newson today cited Klondike Cheese Company in Monroe as an example of how recruiting and hiring people with disabilities can help employers succeed, which is the focus for Governor Walker’s proclamation of […]

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

Introducing: “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”

By: Bob Meyer The Wisconsin Potato Growers are using this show to introduce “The Wisconsin Spudmobile”.  Built on a converted motorhome chassis, the bus features three slide-outs, walls and a ceiling that look like you are standing in a potato field and interactive displays which explain varieties, uses and the sustainability of potatoes.  Nick Somers […]

National News

California firm recalls Caesar salad kits

California firm recalls Caesar salad kits

CORONA, Calif. (AP) – A Southern California food company has recalled nearly 93,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken Caesar salad kits sold at Sam’s Club stores over concerns of possible listeria contamination. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service says the Daily Chef salad kits were shipped to the warehouse chain for […]

American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

American, US Airways will stop listing on Orbitz

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – American Airlines and US Airways are pulling flight listings from Orbitz after they were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract. American said Tuesday that it had already dropped its fares from the travel website and that US Airways listings would be pulled on Sept. 1. Corporate customers of […]

Federal prosecutions not easy in police shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) – As the Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction. Federal authorities investigating possible civil rights violations in the Aug. 9 death of Michael Brown must meet a difficult standard of proof. It’s a […]

Obama vows justice in murder of American

Obama vows justice in murder of American

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – President Barack Obama says “America does not forget” and is vowing justice for the murder of an American journalist. The president said the country continues to grieve James Foley, killed last week by Islamic State militants. Obama called the killers “barbaric terrorists.” He signaled that a response may take some time. […]

Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

Hewlett-Packard recalls 5 million AC power cords

WASHINGTON (AP) – Hewlett-Packard Company is recalling about 5.6 million notebook computer AC power cords in this country and another 446,700 in Canada because of possible overheating, which can pose a fire and burn hazard. HP has received 29 reports of power cords overheating and melting or charring, resulting in two claims of minor burns […]